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Coming soon, the Tory reshuffle

Coming soon, the Tory reshuffle
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Shadow Cabinet members are being told that David Cameron’s reshuffle will happen next week, and that it will likely match Brown’s new team man for man (or woman). So David Davis may end up losing prisons after all – I guess the old Home Office has been split into three, if you count Tessa Jowell’s new responsibility for “youth justice”. Perhaps it was just too juicy a target in its old form. As our leader this week says, Cameron needs to raise his game – but I don’t expect much to happen until Andy Coulson starts work on the 9th of July.

Brown has a few more stunts to pull off, perhaps a Tory peer or two tomorrow. Meanwhile Cameron can work on what I hear is his biggest reshuffle problem: finding enough women to promote. Well, Patrica Hewitt is out of a job…